Colchester Historical Society Events
The Festive Re-Opening of the Colchester History Museum
On Saturday, April 9th, 1:00-4:00 pm, the Colchester Historical Society will host a Wine and Food Reception to celebrate the Spring re-opening of the The Colchester History Museum. Everyone is welcome to join in a toast to the new season.
The Twenty-fifth Annual Festival on the Green
The Twenty-fifth Annual Festival on the Green will be sponsored by the Colchester Lion’s Club. The event will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, 10:00 am-4:00 pm for the annual Festival on the Green.
In addition to a quality Craft Fair the Festival also includes:
10:00 am: Colchester Regional Chamber Orchestra
12:00 pm: Historic Fife and Drum Muster hosted by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps
All day: Food Court
All day: Raffle offered by the Colchester Historical Society. Take a chance on an array of valuable prizes!
Join the Colchester Historical Society for programs that:
-explore Colchester’s rich past
-introduce you to community members with similar interests
-allow you to unwind, relax and learn something new about your town!
Date Night in Colchester!
Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14
Bring a date and learn about stepping out in Colchester over the years.
We’ll enjoy a quick look at love and dating in history, then open it up to you to share thoughts, memories, ideas, pictures and mementos that reveal the joys and challenges of planning a date in Colchester.
Did Colchester ever have a Lovers Lane? A bowling lane? Were there movies here before Gallery Cinema? And where was the best place to go with a beau after the prom? Refreshments will be served and you will score big points with your date if you bring them to our event on the 14th!
Learn, share, get refreshed and meet new friends!
Let’s Get Down to Business!
Tuesday, April 10
Place to be announced
Early Americans bought A LOT of goods on credit. A recent study of some colonial account books showed that 98% of the transactions were credit; the remaining few were cash and barter. Since many businesses tried to settle their accounts with an annual “day of reckoning” in April, we thought it was appropriate to talk business at this Colchester Historical Society Meeting.
We’ll take a look at a newly restored 200 year-old account book from a Colchester business. You’ll be amazed and impressed by the story of its restoration. You’ll also enjoy reading entries that provide insights into the consumer habits of early Colchester shoppers and suppliers.
Delicious refreshments will be served, so after a little learning, you’ll have a chance to unwind and chat with fellow Colchester residents!
June is Busting Out All Over! Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 12
It’s spring and you need to spend an evening out in the beautiful open spaces of Zagray Farm. Bring a friend, the family, and a potluck treat to share. We’ll provide food, music and a great time. A very short annual business meeting will bring you up to date on the organization that is preserving our town’s stories and treasured objects and images, then you’ll have chances to roam the farm, join in song and talk with friends. Stay tuned for more details, but put it on your calendar now!
Have an idea for our August 14th program? Send it to Sally Whipple at email@example.com.